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Motorized Window Shades

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Motorization of window shades has never been easier. Simplified wiring and wireless motor solutions have allowed motorization to improve building energy efficiency, glare control, and total natural lighting control on more projects.

Motorized window shades manufactured by Insolroll:

  • Motorized Solar Shades
  • Motorized Blackout Shades
  • Motorized Dual Shades
  • Motorized Decorative Shades
  • Motorized Patio Shades
  • Motorized Retractable Insect Screens
  • Motorized Exterior Window Shades

Motorized window shade control and performance options:

Shade control is not only accomplished by wall switches and remote control transmitters, shades are now switched by smart phones, IPADs, and sophisticated lighting and building management systems.

remote control from IPadMotorized shade control devices

Insolroll makes Window Shade Motorization easy and efficient.  Shades can be controlled by simple wall switches, hand-held transmitters and automatic sensors.  WiFi networks can be used to control shades with a variety of home electronics products including smart phones, voice control “assistants”, universal remotes, tablet and lap-top computers.

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shades for natural lighting controlHome automation & lighting control integration

All Insolroll® Motorized Window Shades can be switched by the home automation and lighting controls.  Insolroll offers interface solutions for all brands of home automation and building controls.  Motorized shades can be programmed to provide control the lighting in a home automatically for the desired ambience at different times of the day.
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Somfy Shade motor types & technology

motor technologyInsolroll offers the 12 different motors to meet every need. Our complete selection of 110 V AC motors, 24 V DC motors, and Battery motors provides a solution for every new construction pre-wire and retrofit application.

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quiet mtor systemsSomfy Quiet motorized shade systems

Shade motors are quieter than ever.  Our IQM motor series (Insolroll Quiet Motor) features very low motor noise, and for applications that call for near silence, our Ultra Quiet Motors with Ultra Quiet idlers are virtually silent.  Quiet and Ultra Quiet motors are ideal for bedrooms and residential home automation projects.

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UL Listed motorized window shades

UL-listed-markInsolroll Window Shading Systems has achieved a UL listing designation for our motorized shade systems. The designation “UL Listed” certifies that the final assembled shade product meets rigorous electrical safety standards and the complete system has been approved by the UnderWriters Laboratory.

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Motorized Window Shades enable operation of large window applications that impractical for manual operation.

Motorized window shade size restrictions:

Single shades are available up to 16′ wide x 8′ tall and  7′ wide x 19′ tall in a single shade.   Insolroll can provide cost-effective motorized shades on a single motor up to 300″ wide.  Larger shades in certain fabrics may be available upon request.

motorized window shade panelsMotorized shade panel configurations:

Insolroll shades can be made as single panel, multi-panel, and coupled motorized window shades.

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Trouble-free operation

Motorized window shades eliminate dangling cords and allow the user to manage how the shades are operated.  Many applications like schools or restaurants have many users who don’t necessarily know how to operate a shade that result in long-term maintenance issues.  Operation of motorized shades can be controlled by staff for the proper lighting control without breakage.

Convenient operation of larger window shade projects

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On larger projects with 20 or more window shades that must be opened and closed daily to effectively control light and privacy, it takes a lot of time if shades are operated manually.  Motorized window shades allow shades to be operated conveniently individually or in groups by the press of a button or automatic timer or sensor.

Convenient operation and automation of motorized shades insures that they will be used more often to solve sun and lighting control problems.  Motorized shades can be programmed to operate automatically as needed and in groups to create a uniform appearance.

Optimized energy efficiency


Integrating motorized shade operation with automation systems and sensors produces optimal energy efficiency.

Shades can be controlled to open and close based on

  • Time of year
  • Time of day
  • Orientation of the windows
  • Conditions monitored by sun or other sensors
  • Surrounding geography
  • Individual building characteristics, such as a west-facing window whose exposure may be mitigated by an adjacent wall or outcrop, for example.

A building automation system can be adjusted to accommodate such circumstances to produce optimal energy and comfort results. During winter, automated control can optimize passive solar performance of a building, balanced with visual comfort for the inhabitants. Automation systems can be individualized for a building whose north side faces topography that would reflect excessive light and heat back onto the usually cooler side, again optimizing that particular building’s energy performance.

Residential motorized shades


Motorized roller shades for residential windows offers the ultimate in convenience and luxury. Insolroll’s Quiet and UltraQuiet motors provide reliable performance and a myriad of control options, from the simple to the sublime.

Practical motorization

  • Large, hard-to-reach windows
  • Large, heavy to lift shades

App-driven WiFi control

  • Smartphone, Tablet, iOS, Android
  • Control shades in concert with lights, thermostat, music and more
  • Control shades remotely, enhancing home security while you’re away
  • Create “scenes” along with lights, music and more for times of day or special events

Home automation integration control

  • Integrate with 3rd party home automation control platforms at the highest level